Black Holes and Revelations

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2006 Ratings: #182 / 653
User Score
Based on 477 ratings
2006 Ratings: #78
July 3, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Helium 3, Atco / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

PipePanic
99
(Band Binge: Muse Part Four of Six)

Yep, it's their best album. It's not my favorite album, but it's their best.

I think Muse play it best when they are shooting for the stars. Hell, the band is known for, at times creating weird, oddball experiments, combining more poppy or unexpected Influences in amoungst the more heavy and distorted elements of their sound, and other times completely annihalating your ears with huge riffs or subtle acoustics. And this album? It's no exception.

Having ... read more
ElectricMess
97
EDIT: A 100 in my heart, but a 96 in my head. Let's just split the difference and call it a day...

This is an album that has impacted me and my tastes in a way few albums ever will. It was my favorite record of all time for two years, and it still means the world to me, but I’m in a place right now where it doesn’t do as much for me. I hope it’s just a spell, but I’m going to refrain from putting a score on this album because it’s tough to rate something that is ... read more
ThrowBackG
50
If this album isn't about Matt's fantasies about Earth-Chan then I don't know what it is then.
MiaWatterson
85
Black Holes and Absolution are the albums that really define Muse's sound in my opinion.
Plats
90
Dammit Muse! You keep fooling my expectations for what’s my favorite album! Anyway, this album is incredible! Amazing production, great riffs, Matt Bellamy’s vocals are as great as always and Starlight is a song I hold dearly to my heart!

Fav Tracks: Starlight, Knights Of Cydonia, Supermassive Black Hole, Map Of The Problematique, Exo-Politics, Take A Bow, Assassin, City Of Delusion

Least Fav Track: Hoodoo

Score:
9
Outstanding
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Year End Lists

#3/NME
#66/Paste

MISC LISTS

#65/NME (2000s)

Track List

  1. Take A Bow 
  2. Starlight 
  3. Supermassive Black Hole 
  4. Map Of The Problematique 
  5. Soldier's Poem 
  6. Invincible 
  7. Assassin 
  8. Exo-Politics 
  9. City Of Delusion 
  10. Hoodoo 
  11. Knights Of Cydonia
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